Burkina Fasso is a country in West Africa whose capital is Ouagadougou with a population of approximately 20 million, and as official language French.

Burkina Fasso is a member state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Medicines can be imported to Burkina Fasso only after registration.


Medicines market in Burkina Fasso:

The African market in general is a high-volume import market, in Africa local production accounts for only 3% of world production, while the market is expanding, and demand is growing. Burkina Fasso has only one manufacturing unit.

Moreover, introduction of noncommunicable diseases in addition to the major pandemics on the continent, did that the demand for medicines has never been so strong.


Registration of medicines:

Burkina Faso is a member of regional institutions, mainly WAEMU and therefore applies its guidelines on the registration of medicines. In addition, there are some national texts and specificities of the country to know.

The registration dossier must be in CTD format and in French language.

Drug Registration Authority: National Agency for Pharmaceutical Regulation of Burkina Faso (ANRP) ​: https://anrp.bf


The registration of medicine depends on the level of compliance of the file and requires 9 months to 18 months.

AREMA offers you total assistance for the registration of your medicines in Burkina Fasso.

We provide regulatory services from the regulatory intelligence, preparation and translation of your dossier, the deposit, follow-up and registration of your various products until the establishment of a system of pharmacovigilance and post-marketing monitoring.


In order to initiate any collaboration or for any consultation you can contact us by email:

•  info@arema-international.com